Located only 50 m from the main beach, beautiful 180 sq m independent villa, in a 500 sq m plot, with stunning sea views, sleeping 8 persons with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room and kitchen, 100 sq m verandas and garden and peaceful surroundings.
Large bedrooms, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen, one veranda with unlimited sea view, large dinning table (for 12 persons), garden with jasmine, pine and lemon tree, external shower in the garden
“Alopronia” or “Ano Pronia” is the small picturesque port located at the southeastern part of Sikinos, about 3,5km from “Chora”, the capital of Sikinos. On the left end of Alopronia bay, there is a pier for the fish boats, and in the middle, there is a sandy beach with an all-day café and two taverns on the waterfront where you can enjoy wine and food. There are no clubs or bars here, so it offers one of the most serene and tranquil holidays. Alopronia beaches are clean and pristine. Especially the rocky one, 5 minutes’ walk from the main bay, offers complete privacy. There are two mini-markets where you can find grocery, food and everyday use items. Swimming, wind surfing, canoe- kayak and snorkeling are the suggested water sports depending on the weather.
At around 4km from Alopronia, you can reach the beaches of Agios Georgios and Dialiskari either by the local bus (you can catch a bus every 30’ minutes) or by car and/or motorcycle.
Sikinos has two up-hill villages. Chora is the capital of Sikinos and consists of two settlements, Chorio and Kastro, located only 200 meters away from each other. Chora is located about 3,5km to the north of the port of Alopronia. Kastro is a fortified settlement dating from the 15th century. It is built at the edge of the one hill, offering remarkable panoramic view to the Aegean Sea and the islands of Sifnos, Antiparos and Folegandros. Only a small part of it is developed with commercial activities where you can find kafenia, all-day café bars and traditional taverns serving Greek specialties and fish (upon pre-order). The other part of Kastro remains almost unspoilt with byzantine churches and old castles. A stroll around the settlement reveals a small labyrinth of narrow paths. Sikinos is not a cosmopolitan island with crazy nightlife but it can surely offer some unique moments of relaxation and tranquility.
“Chorio” is located at the south -west part of Sikinos, a village with panoramic views of the whole island. This hillside picturesque village was declared a protected settlement in the 80ies. It is preserving its traditional and local architecture with its neo-classical mansions and small white houses, narrow paths, vineyards and many Byzantine churches!
Near “Kastro” village, the capital of the island, one can find the famous Monastery of Chrysopigi, located at the highest point on the island. The monastery was built in 1690 and as it appears from the fortification, the battlements and the murder holes, it was a last resort of the Sikinians every time the Castle was under malicious raiders. It always hosted sororities, it was repaired patiently after each historical adventure and it endured until 1834 when Otto abolished it by royal decree.
The monastery is run by a single nun, Sister Dorothea, who welcomes visitors with a cool glass of water and homemade Greek coffee before taking you round the Chapel and the museum and giving you a potted history of the Monastery. It can be reached by car or motorbike, but you'll miss out on the view as it progressively expands as the path twists through the upper part of the settlement. The climb isn't as steep as it looks and there are plenty of rest spots along the way. When you arrive at the top you will really find a sense of peace and tranquility along with the stunning view all over the Cyclades!
Within 15’ by car (or 50’ walking distance from Chorio) you can also reach the ancient Monastery of Episkopi. The temple was built in the 3rd century A.D. as a Roman tomb monument which later became the temple of Apollo the Pythious and in the 5th century the temple was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin. After an earthquake, the church was greatly damaged but a big part of it has survived and is now under restoration by archaeologists. Lying to the southwest of Chorio, the monastery of Episkopi (Byzantine temple) is actually the most famous monument of Sikinos surrounded by many chapels, cells and ancient remains. It is a place of special interest and it is well worth visiting.
Last but not least, Sikinos is a great place to be for those who enjoy walking and exploring! The landscape of Sikinos is bare and imposing and here the authentic beauty of the Aegean has been preserved unspoiled.
The Greek Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage, in cooperation with the Municipality of Sikinos, has undertaken the implementation of the project “Paths of Culture”, selecting and signposting a network of paths and offering the visitor the chance to discover, as well as protect, this primeval landscape.
Enjoy your stay!
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